Tony / DavidK...
I have a whole basement left to finish, including a bar that I plan to build in a similar "ornate/wood" style as the theater, and the kids are already pushing for the bathroom so they dont have to go upstairs when their in the basement. (Am I the only one that pees in the sump pit here? ) If people are interested Ill keep the thread going.
Over the last year I've thought about what I would have done different on a regular basis. Ill write something up soon, I think your right people can benefit from our collective experiences.
Welcome to the neighborhood, I'm ~ 20 min up I69 from Fishers. Took a peek at your build thread, you'll have a very nice space to work with. Along the lines of "what I would do differently", I would honestly recommend that you not drive a nail or purchase a single piece of equipment until you have a "Complete" start to finish "detailed" plan for your theater. This single piece of advice would have saved me a significant amount of both time and money.
I'm oddly excited about Adam coming to tune everything.. not to mention it got me out of going to the in laws for Christmas.
Originally Posted by Moggie
Brad, I assume from the QSC purchase that you are putting all channels through the EQ? Does that mean you are not using the Anthem ARC room correction? I'd be very curious to hear about the process the experts go through. Be sure to watch carefully and report back
BTW I looked at your initial rendering in your first post and must they that you went of the tracks somewhere along the build and thank goodness you did. Incredible looking result. You are going to have fun showing it off to all the Christmas guests.
Yup.. I fell off track a little.. mostly due to the lack of a plan initially and just rolling with it..that and the beer..
I'll be watching very closely.. my curiosity continues to build the more I play with the system and ARC-1 has me a little baffled with what it does.
I've ran ARC several times in its standard mode, The standard mode makes all decisions for you, your only task is moving the mic to a min of 5 positions separated by at least 2 feet..the ARC averages these points to make its "Decision" accordingly.
I've repeated this with the 5 points centralized around the 2 center seats and with them spread around the entire seating area, at listening position and in front then behind.. all of these positioning scenarios appear to have little impact on the settings ARC wants to make... I'm guessing its because of the averaging. just for kicks I was going to run it with the Mic at the same position (my seat) for the 5 tests to see how it impacts the automagic settings.
I honestly dont care for the results from ARC so far, and prefer the basic set up that I had originally put in the processor. ARC also didn't seem to play well when using both sub outputs for the IB.. and I ended up running one output to the EP and changed the dip switches from stereo to parallel mode, until I can get a "Y" XLR to feed the 2 channels in the BFD from a single output.
I've only started playing with the advanced mode in ARC the last couple of days. In the advanced mode you can force the room gain, cross overs, response cutoff etc..
This is all for Nil at this point, with Adam coming but it is good clean fun..
If I get ambitious this weekend I may run REW and we'll be able to compare the differences in the results from ARC and and what Adam does with the DSP.
On a side note.. i can say i have not seen any movement in the screen from the IB's but as you mentioned previously you can see a "little" in the 701 around the screen.. probably just the difference in tension of the material.